A 45-year-old member asked:
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is getting a tooth pulled without laughing gas painful?

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Dr. Richard Jaffe
36 years experience Dentistry
No it is not painful: Laughing gas is useful to relax you, which can raise your pain threshold, but you will always have local anesthetic, numbing, so there won't be any pain.
Answered on Nov 1, 2012
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Dr. Reid Winick
32 years experience Dentistry
Anesthetic: You do not need the laughing gas, but having local anesthetic would be a good idea.
Answered on Oct 9, 2012
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